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by 55 · June 19, 2014 at 09:57 AM

Do you supplement Vitamin C? If so, how much, and why? If not, why not?I prefer to not supplement anything and i get about 2-300% RDA of vitamin c, but it seems there may be benefits to going higherI was doing some research on ways of reversing... (more)

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paleot 0 · June 18, 2014 at 04:15 PM

I don't do much ascorbic acid as a supplement, but I get lots of the vitamin C complex in my diet. (I probably eat a bell pepper a day with a couple lbs of plants.) If I feel like I'm fighting something or need the immune system boost, then I... (more)

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by 115 · December 15, 2012 at 03:22 PM

I took 1.2gr of ascorbic acid yesterday, that equals to 12 serving of candy like ascorbic acid chewable pills. I didn't build up the dose, just started with that much as I have done that every winter my whole life and could consume the whole... (more)

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Ally_E 0 · December 01, 2012 at 02:49 PM

Was definitely a fluke, thanks to everyone who answered. I take 2gr or more daily now without any issues.

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by 0 · July 24, 2012 at 03:25 AM

hi! i just wanna ask if RHEA ASCORBIC ACID DONT HAVE BIOFLAVINOIDS? HOW WOULD U KNOW IF THERE'S NO BIOFLAVINOIDS? ITS SAYS TO THE FORMULATION IS ASCORBIC ACID(VITAMIN C)..................500MG. IM JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE. PLEASE RESPONSE!!!THANK YOU (more)

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Stabby 0 · July 24, 2012 at 03:25 AM

It should say in the ingredients list. And another way to know is the color of it. If it's just a plain white powder all it has is ascorbic acid, but if it's colorful then it probably has bioflavanoids. I'm guessing that it doesn't if all it says... (more)

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by 70 · May 29, 2012 at 05:53 AM

Ascorbic acid's primary role is as a cofactor in the hydroxylation reaction of proline and lysine for the production of collagen. "Proline hydroxylation requires ascorbic acid (vitamin C). The most obvious, first effects (gingival and hair... (more)

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AStar 0 · May 25, 2012 at 05:14 PM

From a quick look through your wikipedia link, I don't think so. The addition of the hydroxyl group to the proline is a post translational modification done by prolyl hydroxylase. This step occurs after the protein synthesis. The vitamin c is... (more)

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by 6043 · November 16, 2011 at 10:06 PM

I eat a couple lbs of fruit and vegetables a day, which equates to about 500 mg vitamin C daily. Have any of you felt a substantial difference in your general sense of well being when transitioning from this produce-based vitamin C intake to... (more)

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Phoenix 0 · November 16, 2011 at 10:06 PM

I used to occasionally pop a vitamin C pill, maybe like twice a week. For the last few weeks, I have been drinking 1g sodium ascorbate powder in water twice a day. Within 15 minutes of drinking it, I get a pretty significant calm, relaxed feeling.... (more)

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by 18889 · January 16, 2012 at 07:53 PM

Several people seem to be recommending vitamin C supplements lately and when I looked I was surprised there was not much on the subject here. So... Do you take vitamin C supplements? If so why? What dose to you take and recommend? What are... (more)

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coprophagous 0 · January 16, 2012 at 07:53 PM

i take a gram a day. if i stop taking it i get clinical scurvey within 2-3 months. of course a clinician will not see a shin rash as scurvey naturally. but it matches pictures of scurvey posted on the internet, and we all know that gums weekend to... (more)

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by 12804 · April 05, 2012 at 04:44 PM

In the slow wound healing question Lindsay claims ascorbic acid is not vitamin C, and we need sodium ascorbate a salt of ascorbic acid [Moderator's Note: the questioner has taken Lindsay's remarks out of context and has only dealt with a small... (more)

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dzone 0 · September 23, 2011 at 07:48 PM

There is no such thing as vitamin C complex. The reason is that almost all animals make vitamin C in the kidney/liver and animals don't make misterious other parts of the complex. One of the reasons for this is that vitamin C is needed to make... (more)

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by 39204 · December 20, 2011 at 07:35 AM

Given that meat is high in purines and the breakdown of purines ultimately results in a large amount of urate, the excretion of which is increased by Vitamin C, one might reasonably assume that we paleo folks would find benefit in supplementing... (more)

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coprophagous 0 · December 20, 2011 at 07:35 AM

the amount of vitamin c one needs for optimal health varies. in other animals vitamin C is an acute phase reactant and will easily increase twenty to thirty times if the animal is duly stressed. in humans of course this is impossible since we... (more)